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Ocean to Ocean Canada Souvenir

“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912.

Ocean to Ocean Canadian pictorial souvenir playing cards showing a different photographic view on each card, manufactured by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912. Goodall & Son made photographic souvenir decks for the Canadian market since the late 19th century, and this one was issued to commemorate the accession of George V to the throne in 1911. The reverse shows a portrait of King George V with eleven crests of the Canadian provinces and territories, which are also featured on the joker.

“Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912 “Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir pack by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912

Above: “Ocean to Ocean” Canadian Pictorial Souvenir playing cards by Chas Goodall & Son Ltd, c.1912. All images courtesy Richard Green.

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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